Hablemos Del Poder/ Talking of Power
Produced by the Global Women's Strike and directed by Nina Lopez, an international co-ordinator of the Strike who has made two other films about Venezuela. Grassroots women organizers speak about:
- Leadership and collective action
- Gender, race, and class
- Agrarian reform and food sovereignty
- Labor rights and sustainable development
- Community health initiatives
Sunday December 18th, 6-8pm
Musicians' Union Local 99,
325 NE 20th Ave.
Sliding scale 5-15$ -no one turned away.
This Film Screening is a fundraiser for the Portland Central America Solidarity Committee/Cross-Border Labor Organizing Coalition's delegation to the World Social Forum in Caracas, Venezuela in January 2006.
For more information visit us on the web at: www.pcasc.net
Quotes from the film:
"Power is about doing and achieving for the benefit of all, of the collective. No one can speak for us, we must all speak for ourselves."
-Angélica Álvarez, Banmujer (Women's Development Bank)
"The people from the 'barrio' built the city twice: during the day we built the houses of the well-off; at night and at weekends, with solidarity, we built our own homes, our 'barrio'.
-Andrés Antillano, Urban Land Committee, La Vega, Venezuela
"Neo-liberalism increases women's workload. Who suffers most, who works most when health services are privatized? Women, mothers... The highest participation in the Missions: women . . . Social security for housewives is a constitutional mandate."
-President Hugo Chávez